We believe that people are eternal beings and will spend the rest of eternity after their life on earth either with God in eternal happiness (heaven) or without God in eternal sorrow (hell). We believe that through faith in Jesus, we are granted an eternity with God in heaven.
We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, fully complete and without error. We believe that the Bible contains all that is necessary to lead people to a knowledge of salvation and to live a righteous life. We believe it to be the ultimate authority in all matters of faith and Christian living.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that God, the Father, still speaks to His children today through His Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit will always agree with God’s Word. We believe that the Holy Spirit uses the recorded truths in the Bible to speak to the hearts of God’s children in order to lead them into the will of God for their lives. We believe that the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the utterance of tongues. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit being given to the believe for the empowerment to do ministry.
The word “church” originally meant “gathering”. We believe that the church is not a building or a denomination, but rather the believers themselves who make up the church.
We believe that all Bible believing churches are part of God’s family and that we ought to share in ministry and fellowship with each other as the Spirit of God leads
We believe that Jesus is the divine Son of God, the only sacrifice for our sin, and our guarantee of God’s never-changing love for us. We believe that He died, rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God. We believe that one day He will literally return to the earth to receive all those who have believed in Him.
For a more detailed description of our beliefs you can view or download the PAOC statement of fundamental truths below.